I almost didn’t watch Irene’s video, because I’m mostly interested in video and she’s a stills photographer. So glad I didn’t pass it up! First, what a talented photographer she is! There’s a few seconds of video beginning at around 13.00 and that’s what got me thinking… That is, after being blown away by her lovely painting with light and the phenomenally detailed images taken with the R5 and 85mm f/1.2.
Anyhow… Maybe I don’t need the R5 after all. Do I really need 8K RAW? Do I want to spend a fortune for CFexpress cards? RAW is awesome if you’re good at color grading, but the fact is that most video shooters can’t handle RAW. The clips Irene shared shot with the R6 look simply sensational, with nice skin tones and no evidence of ugly digital artifacts or over-sharpening. All I need is a camera with good ergonomics, fast and accurate autofocus, a flippy screen and good IBIS that shoots 10-bit 4:2:2 log internal. The R6 looks like it ticks all the boxes. I might just pick up the 85mm f/1.2 and call it a day!